At the beginning of our Spring semester, artist Nasser Alzayani invited NYU Florence students to join him for “Urban Sketching Florence” and took them sketching through the city. While in Florence, Alzayani has been drawing what he has seen of the Middle East in the Renaissance city, “Finding the Middle East in Florence.”
By Nicole Brown
Mapping Contemporary Florence is introducing a new series of interviews with people living in Florence about their views on contemporary art in the city.
Here is what three University of Florence students had to say about where people can find contemporary art in Florence and how people misunderstand contemporary art in the city known for its Renaissance past.
Curator Sergio Risaliti on the exhibition La figura della furia that took place at Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio in 2014 placing the works of American artist Jackson Pollock next to those of Michelangelo.